Sutherland Secondary
North Vancouver School District
Science
SCIENCE 8                                                                                                            (MSC--08)
This course is an introduction to the principles and processes of science in a laboratory setting.  Topics will be drawn from chemistry, physics, biology and earth science.  Students will be introduced to the scientific method as a means to make reasoned investigations of the natural world.  Final evaluation will involve the independent preparation and presentation of an experimental “science fair” project.
 
 
SCIENCE 9                                                                                                          (MSC--09)
This course further develops the principles and processes of science in a laboratory setting.  Topics will be drawn from chemistry, physics, biology and earth science and astronomy.  Students will extend their use of the scientific method as a means of understanding the world around the.  Safe, skilled and purposeful operation in the laboratory will be a goal of the program.                    
Prerequisite:  MSC--08                                                                        
                                                                                                           
 
SCIENCE 10                                                  (4 credits)                                        (MSC--10)
This course is provincially examinable.
Science 10 is an extension of the science principles and content presented in the two previous courses.  Selected topics from Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Earth Science will allow the students to make informed choices about the courses that they may wish to take in grade 11.  Safe, skilled and purposeful operation in the laboratory will be a goal of the program.  Science 10 is a provincially examinable course.                                                                                                                                                                        
Prerequisite:  MSC--09                     
 
 
SCIENCE Co-op 10   (12 credits - SCIENCE 10 +  PLANNING 10 + WORK EXPERIENCE)                                              
                                                                                                                        (MSC--10-SC)
                                                                                                                      (MPLAN10-SC)
                                                                                                                          (MWEX-2A)
Science Co-op 10 is an enrichment opportunity for students who want to gain work experience.  They may work in a variety of fields focused on their personal interest. It does not have to be science related.  Science Co-op is taught during periods 3 and 4. Work experience takes place Monday and Thursday afternoons for three quarters of the semester.  The other three days are spent completing Science 10 and Planning 10. To enable this structure, the students take three courses in the program:  Science 10, Planning 10 and Work Experience 10.
 
Students in the past say that, besides learning in an atmosphere where all students are trying to excel, the Co-op experience provides them with tremendous insight into their own personality, intelligence and skills.  They say in Co-op, you learn more about yourself and others than anything else.  By using experiences of the students’ own choosing and reflecting on these experiences in class, we all gain insight and wisdom.
 
Admission to the program involves an application form, complete with a paragraph explaining motives, to be completed by the student.  Registration is by teacher permission only.
Prerequisite: SC--09
 
  
BIOLOGY 11                                                 (4 credits)                                        (MBI--11)
The topics in this course cover evolution, ecology and diversity.  These broad themes will encompass several main biological principles such as classification, homeostasis, reproduction, structure-function, ecosystem analysis, plant, animal and protist evolutionary patterns.  Field and laboratory experiences are essential to this course.  It is recommended that a student have at least a “C” average in Science 10 to enter this course.            
Prerequisite:  MSC-10
                                                                                                                                                           
 
CHEMISTRY 11                                            (4 credits)                                      (MCH--11)
The core topics in this course include classification and properties of matter, stoichiometry, atomic model and periodicity, the mole concept, solution, and organic chemistry.  Laboratory technique is an essential component of Chemistry 11 and students will perform several experiments which illustrate some of the topics in the course.  It is recommended that students have a strong background in math and science and a C+ average in Science 10 to enter this course.  Option to buy Hebden Chemistry 11 Workbook  $22.00                    
 Prerequisite:  MSC-10
                                                                                                                                                           
EARTH SCIENCE 11                                    (4 credits)                                      (MESC-11)
The core topics in this course are drawn from astronomy and geological science.  Activities will include field, lab and project work.  Earth Science is more descriptive than mathematical in nature and it is recognized for university entrance.                                                                    
 Prerequisite:  MSC-10
 
 
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 11            (4 credits)                                        (MSCT-11)
A course designed to look at everyday uses of science and technology, from a practical and hands-on point of view. Some of the following topics will be covered: household chemistry, forensics, health, environment, computer use, building, outer space and transportation. Marks are based heavily on in class activities and participation rather than on tests.
 
**This course is a ministry approved course and can be used towards graduation. However, this course is not an acceptable science 11 credit for UBC and SFU admissions. Suitable for students who do not plan to pursue university studies straight after high school or students who plan to take another science 11 course, but may also be interested in these topics.                                                         
Prerequisite: SC-10
 
PHYSICS 11                                                   (4 credits)                                     (MPH--11)
The topics in this course include wave motion and light, kinematics, dynamics, energy, relativity and nuclear fission.  Students should have a good algebra background from Math 10.  The Science 10 grade should be at least a C+.  If the math background is not strong, the completion of Math 11 before Physics 11 may help.  An inexpensive, non-programmable calculator is required.              
Prerequisite:  MSC-10                                                   
                                                                                                                                                           
 
BIOLOGY 12 – HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY   (4 credits)                                       (MBI--12)
The study of how your body and mind work. The topics in this course include biochemistry, cell anatomy, cell physiology, and human anatomy.  Chemistry 11 is strongly recommended or it is recommended that students have a strong C grade or better in Biology 11.                                             
Optional: Biology 12 Study Guide: $15.00   
 Prerequisite: BI 11, or CH 11 or permission of instructor
                                                                                 
  
CHEMISTRY 12                                            (4 credits)                                     (MCH--12)
The topics in this course include reaction kinetics, chemical equilibrium, solution chemistry, acid-base chemistry and oxidation-reduction chemistry.  Computer technology is being introduced into some areas in this course at Sutherland.  It is strongly recommended that students have at least a C+ grade in Chemistry 11, a good math background, and enjoy laboratory work.  Chemistry 12 is a requirement for a number of university programs.                   
Optional to buy Hebden Chemistry 12 Workbook $22.00       
Prerequisite:   MCH--11
 
GEOLOGY 12                                               (4 credits)                                    (MGEOL12)
The topics in this course include earth materials, surface and internal processes, geologic history, and the geology of the solar system.  Using a scientific approach, geological evidence is interpreted to determine ancient events and environments.                    Prerequisites: MESC-11, MPH-11, MCH-11 or MBI-11
 
                                                                                   
PHYSICS 12                                                   (4 credits)                                      (MPH--12)
The topics in this course include kinematics, dynamics, work and energy, momentum, equilibrium, circular motion, gravitation, electrostatics, electric circuits and electromagnetism.  There is a strong emphasis on the vector aspects of these topics.    A strong math background, a C+ or better in Physics 11 and an enjoyment of physical sciences and of technology is recommended.  Physics 12 is a requirement for a number of university programs.                                                                      
 Prerequisite: MPH--11                                                                                                                      
Optional:  Gore Physics 12 support text:  $15.00